Dances With Ancestors
Saturday, Jul 20 2024, 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT. copy to my calendar, iCal export
The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater 10 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023, United States (map)

The ChoreoJoey Project proudly presents its milestone 10th anniversary production "Dances with Ancestors", a jazz ballet directed by its founding Artistic Director Stephen Hill. This commemorative performance looks to captivate audiences with its innovative approach to dance and storytelling. The ballet follows the story of “Mother”, a prominent figure within the community the story outlines, told through the celebrations and perspectives of 11 cast members against the backdrop of brass band and upbeat jazz music. The night is a jubilant tribute to resilience and cultural heritage held and shared by Mother, as played by Alaynia ‘Fox’ La Porte. Celebrating the enduring legacy through a series of poignant ceremonies, the production honors the spirit of identity and ancestry while showcasing the vibrant energy of jazz dance and diasporic Caribbean cultural customs including libations, a second line, an inauguration, and homegoing.


Alaynia La Porte Judea Lowe Alazia Peters Trevor Ricardo Spencer Jr.


Brittany Lane Corri Miller Sheryl Miller Jenae Selden Shakeena Randolph Lyndsey Sanchez


Maria Carmen Falivene Sara Alessia Giannini Mason Neally Litsie Monier Jasmine Presti B'ili Scott

Don't miss this landmark production by the ChoreoJoey Project, as we celebrate a decade of creativity, community, and cultural pride. Dance With Ancestors opens July 18th, 2024 and will perform 6 shows through to July 21st, 2024. This program, in part, was developed through the UMEZ Mertz Gilmore Seed Fund for Dance program by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and Mertz Gilmore Foundation. For tickets and information, visit the ChoreoJoey Project’s website or contact The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater box office.